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Latest University of Texas Medical Branch Stories

2014-04-17 15:37:43

Texas researchers recommend new early colorectal cancer screening guidelines for young cervical cancer survivors Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are the first to recommend that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer should begin colorectal cancer screening earlier than traditionally recommended. The UTMB researchers, finding a high incidence of secondary colorectal cancers among cervical cancer survivors treated with radiation, offer...

2014-03-31 09:41:18

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston by growing vaginal skin cells outside the body and studying the way they interact with "good and bad" bacteria, think they may be able to better identify the good bacteria that protect women from HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections. The health of the human vagina depends on a symbiotic/mutually beneficial relationship with "good" bacteria that live on its surface feeding on products produced by vaginal...

2014-02-24 12:26:24

Partnership with Supply Chain Achieves 1,360% Identified Savings ROI COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shriners Hospitals for Children, based in Tampa, Florida, has renewed a strategic agreement with MEMdata covering all 22 locations in the health care system. The business relationship between Shriners Hospitals for Children and MEMdata, with roots dating back to 2001 with a single hospital, has grown to include all locations as well as select equipment planning...

Human Lungs Grown In The Lab
2014-02-17 11:07:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Medical researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have announced the development of the first-ever human lungs grown in a laboratory. While the lungs may not be ready for transplant in humans for a decade or more, the advancement could eventually resolve the shortages being faced by many patients in need of a new lung. “The most exciting part is to shorten the time people have to wait for an organ transplant,” said...

2014-02-05 08:26:21

Mitte will use his story of receiving treatment for cerebral palsy at Shriners Hospitals for Children to help other families learn more about the care available and to encourage public support of the organization. TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shriners Hospitals for Children(®) is pleased to announce former patient and award-winning actor RJ Mitte as a national Love to the rescue Ambassador(TM) for their 2014 Love to the rescue(® )campaign. Mitte will share his...

2013-12-02 23:25:57

Michael Romanko, MD, FACEP to Lead First Choice Emergency Room’s 11th Facility in Houston Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, announced Michael Romanko, MD, FACEP as the medical director of its new La Porte, Texas facility. Dr. Romanko received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in...

2013-11-26 13:36:03

Advent of PCV-13 vaccine in 2010 contributed to sharp downward trend Otitis media, more commonly known as ear infection, is the leading cause of pediatric health care visits and the most frequent reason children are prescribed antibiotics or undergo surgery. Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered that, during recent years, several interventions have been introduced aiming to decrease the otitis media burden — and they've been successful....

2013-08-29 23:29:46

David M. Keelen, M.D., a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and fellowship trained in interventional pain medicine, has joined the staff of Comprehensive Pain Management Center with offices in Lewisville, Frisco and McKinney. McKinney, TX (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 David M. Keelen, M.D., a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and fellowship trained in interventional pain medicine, has joined the staff of Comprehensive Pain Management Center with offices in...

2013-08-28 08:26:10

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has elected Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., as a new member, effective September 1, 2013. Dr. Runge, 59, is the Executive Dean for the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). As a member of Lilly's board, Dr. Runge will serve on the Science and Technology Committee and the Public Policy and Compliance Committee. "I am very pleased to welcome...

2013-07-09 15:50:11

Facing a nationwide shortage of primary care physicians, some states in recent years have eased up on regulations that create barriers for nurse practitioners who want to work as primary care providers. That easing of rules has had the intended effect. According to a new study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, those states with the fewest restrictions on nurse practitioners' scope of practice had two-and-a-half times more patients receiving primary care...